Cash in emergencies

Cash in Emergencies focuses on cash assistance programming in the immediate aftermath of a sudden onset disaster. Explore this page for case studies, lessons learned and other informational materials on cash assistance in emergencies.

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© Zeynep Tugrul /Turkish Red Crescent

21 Mar 2020

Type: Tool

Organisation: ICRC

French version of a tool with practical recommendations to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 through ongoing Cash and Voucher Assistance, inform the adaptation of CVA in the context of COVID-19, and promote sensitivity to evolving markets dynamics.

  • National society cash readiness
  • Cash in conflict
  • Cash and COVID-19

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13 Mar 2020

Type: Case study

Organisation: Key Aid Consulting

(This document is in French but the summary has been provided in English). This case study supplements the overarching evaluation report on capacity building for enhanced response preparedness using multipurpose cash transfers MPC within the Great Lakes Region projects implemented by the Belgian Red Cross-Flanders in Burundi between September 2017 and February 2020.

  • Cash in emergencies
  • Africa

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27 Feb 2020

Type: Video

Organisation: Kenya Red Cross, ICHA

This short documentary (9'05'') focuses of the implementation of a shelter recovery programme using a mixed approach including community participation, cash and voucher assistance, and innovative technology (RedRose) to respond to floods in Kenya in 2018.

  • Cash in emergencies
  • Cash technology
  • Africa

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27 Feb 2020

Type: Video

Organisation: Bangladesh Red Crescent

Bangladesh Red Crescent has been providing CVA in response to a wide range of disasters and crises. After the devastating floods in 2019, Bangladesh Red Crescent provided cash grants to more than 62,000 people to help them turn their lives around with freedom.

  • Asia-Pacific
  • Cash in emergencies

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27 Feb 2020

Type: Video

Organisation: Kenya Red Cross, ICHA

Short video offering an overview (2'21") of the implementation of a shelter recovery programme using a mixed approach including community participation, cash and voucher assistance, and innovative technology (RedRose) to respond to floods in Kenya in 2018.

  • Cash technology
  • Africa
  • Cash in emergencies

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01 Feb 2020

Type: Case study

Organisation: Cash Hub, BRC

This case study reviews the experience of the Pakistan Red Crescent Society’s investment in piloting financial service providers to strengthen its capacity to respond with CVA.

  • Asia-Pacific
  • Cash in emergencies

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